Monday, July 29, 2013

CWLC 52 1st Anniversary Blog Hop!

It's our First Anniversary!!!
And we are having a Blog Hop.  Wow where did the year go!!
Thank you to everyone of you for making this first year so great!
we have really enjoyed every single entry!!
This will be a  2 week hop and challenge.
To be considered for the winner,
you must:
 *enter the challenge,
*be a follower,
*leave a comment on all the design team members blogs.
And it is a very popular Theme this week...
Anything Goes 

Our sponsors are
Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical rubber and digital images inspired by her kids and family. Meljen's Designs has a new challenge every Thursday, and a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog. Please visit the adorable line of Meljen's Designs stamps at our store HERE to browse all of Melissa's lovely designs! You can also see Melissa's exclusive rubber stamps at her corner of Whimsy Stamps, too!  Don't forget to join Meljen's Designs on Facebook HERE to take advantage of special sales and promotions that are just for her facebook fans!
Prize is $10 Gift Certificate!

prize is 3 images of winners choice!
V's Sweet Ideas is owned by Vanessa Vergara. V's Sweet Ideas was created to offer handmade cards for all occasions and now has expanded to offer crafting supplies. V's Sweet Ideas carries a variety of known brands such as My Minds Eye, Maya Roads and May Arts Ribbon to meet the needs of all types of crafters!

We are happy to offer the winner a $10 gift certificate to our online store!

Here is what I have created with an image from
Meljen's Designs called Hot Air Balloon

Here is the order of our hop.
Head on over to Chris B now to see what she has created for our Anniversary Hop!

Some of the design team have offered up some
So be sure to leave a comment and become a follower on my blog
to win the Candy I have pictured here.


Now you have until
Saturday, August 10, 2013     9 PM EST,
to hop and enter the challenge.

Monday, July 22, 2013

CWLC 51 All About Dogs

Good Monday morning!

Today over at CWLC we are focusing on DOGS!!

We want to see anything to do with Dogs!

We are being sponsored by Stamp N Doodle

and they were generous to offer up a couple image for our DT to work with! 
This image is called "If you cant beat them"

Thanks for stopping by hope to see you join us over at

Friday, July 19, 2013

Delightful Inspirations i {heart} card sketch 26

Good Friday Morning!

My sister-in-law and I are going cloths shopping today!! Yaaa
 I used to HATE to shop for cloths but now that I have lost 140 lbs I don't 
mind it at all and actually Love trying cloths on, just to see if they fit!!
So that is what my plans are for today!

 I mentioned last night in my post that 
I had 2 cards to share with you, well here is my second one! 

Another "I heart card Sketch"
Love their sketch and playing along with the monthly freebie image too!

this is my take on the Sketch using an image from Digi Darla Designs.
I wanted to get a start on my Christmas Cards so thats what I used a Christmas image!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Delightful Inspirations

Good evening all! 
I have has some time in my craft room today and I got some much needed work done! 
I have a couple that I want to share! here is the first one! 2nd will come tomorrow!

Over at Delightful Inspirations, they have a GREAT weekly sketch, 
I kinda needed it for a little mojo and it worked!!

Here is the Sketch

using an image from
 "From The Heart"  called Happy Mail
Happy Mail

This is what I came up with using the sketch!!
Colored image with prisma color pencils, then blended with OMS, I used
chalk for my clouds, The DP is from my stash and the glitter tape is from wal-mart. 
The ribbon I used is from Joann Sheen.
 Thanks for stopping by and looking!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Layout Salem Fair!

We took our grandson who is 27 months old...Big boy for his the Salem Fair! Its a Great little fair with lots to do with little kids, and even a few adult rides. I decided to add to his Scrapbook album that I am working on with a couple pages of our trip to the fair!

Entering this in the following challenge:

CWLC 50 Anything Goes

Good Monday Morning!

Wow another week has flown by. We are already half way through the 
year and half way through July Already!!

We had a great weekend, Saturday we went to 
the Salem Fair, (Salem, VA) had a Great time with family!

Then Sunday, spent the day with my son and grandson 
Always a joy to have them around!

Today over at Created With Love challenges, we are going with the famous
 ANYTHING GOES theme! Everyone LOVES that! so this is what I came up
 with using this great silhouette image from Bugaboo Stamps!

 Image is: Right Beside You by Bugaboo Stamps

Hope to see you joining this weeks

Thank you all for the Lovely comments!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Delightful Inspiration {from the heart} sketch no. 25

Hello all,
I have been working in my new craft room and LOVING IT!!! 
I love all the space I have, I seem to be more organized too!!
Which means I get more crafting done!

I worked today on some From The Heart images, and I have for you now, 
a card with From the Heart stamps and a sketch they posted!

here is what I came up with using this great sketch

You can own this image “Painting Ladybug” from 
"From The Heart" HERE

So I am entering this in both these challenges!

i {heart} card sketches no. 25

Monday, July 8, 2013

CWLC 49 Birthday Red/Yellow

Hello all!!

I have some exciting news, (for me anyway) remember last week I told you about my DSLR Camera??? The Massive Rain storm, and how it got left out in that rain..........Well, after lots of tears and lots of prayers and lots of time for drying..........IT WORKS! the battery took a charge and the camera powered back up. The only thing that is Not working properly is the Auto Focus on the changeable lens. I can DEAL with that for sure!! Thank God!! So my pic this week is with my "water-proof" DSLR camera..YAAAAA lol

This week at Created With Love Challenges we are having a Birthday Theme....I ended up doing 2 cards because I goofed on the first one and forgot the "Twist" of Red and Yellow colors on the birthday card! So I will share BOTH cards I made.

The image is from Delicious Doodles, they are our sponsor for this 

here is my first card with the image Zodiac Leo

And now here is my card for the Challenge over at

 By The Way..............just a heads up.....At Created With Love we will be celebrating our 1st Yr Birthday the end of JULY with a 2 week Long Blog HOP!!! Be sure to check it out!!
 Lots of CANDY and 3 wonderful sponsors!

Monday, July 1, 2013

CWLC 48 All about Girls...

Hello Fellow Crafters!
It has been a busy busy month for me. I took the month of June of for family and other things, including a new craft room!!! Yaaa after 2 1/2 yrs I finally got it.. Pics will come soon. I am still putting things away and organizing. What a Job!!! I should have taken July off too! LOL

Had a MAJOR disaster happen over the weekend...Our grandson was over and I was taking tons of photos with my DSLR camera that I got less than a year ago, well I had set it down out side to take grandson for a ride on golf cart and 4 wheeler and forgot ALL about it. We had a MAJOR thunderstorm that sister-in-law who is staying with us for a bit, walked the dog tonight and came back and was like Dawn, guess what I found out side, and I could hear in her voice it was Not  going to be good news....................yup it was my $800 digital DSLR camera....I cried for about an hour. My hubby bought it for me and it meant the world to me that he wanted me to have a very nice camera instead of a point a shoot. It is toast. the memory card was salvageable, so I did not loose any photos, but I did just waste $800.
Life goes on and maybe someday soon I will be able to have another awesome camera as that one was, I am still kicking my own A$$ for what I did, I can NOT believe I was so absent minded.
So with that said my photos are not going to be the best, I am taking them with my cell phone.

On to this weeks challenge at Created With Love Challenges

We are being sponsored by Bugaboo
And our theme is "For the Girls"

here is what I came up with using Bugaboo Stamps image "Kidz Girl Roses"
Again sorry for the bad photo... I tossed this card together with my new 
craft room still in disarray, sorting and organizing everything.

Hope to see what you have to create this week using our Theme!!

Have a great week, I hope mine gets a little better after such a crappy weekend with the camera.